The BMW 7-Series is most often compared to the Mercedes-Benz S Class and Audi A8, which both offer their view of stately luxury.
The S-Class has a timeless style and attractive shape that’s more expressive than the 7-Series.
The A8 is loaded with more tech, and newer, but doesn’t offer a wide menu of powertrains—for now.
The Lexus LS and Jaguar XJ are on the outside looking in: Both offer impressive tech and refinement, but lack brand cachet.
The Porsche Panamera is the enthusiast pick; top trims offer more speed, power, and performance.
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|740i Sedan||55 TFSI quattro||XJ R-Sport RWD||LS 500 RWD||S 450 Sedan||RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
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